The Sad Demise of Trader Joe’s Little Chocolate Chip Cookies

The hardmunching staff has long been a patron of Trader Joe’s (Coolidge Corner chapter) and along the way we’ve noticed several syndromes.

#1: The Trader Joe’s Trance

Most people at Trader Joe’s move . . . like . . . they’re . . . shopping . . . under . . . water.

Then they stop. Justlikethat.

And simply stand there.


#2: The Trader Joe’s Meltdown

From time to time, Trader Joe’s discontinues certain products. Totally understandable.

But certain shoppers react like the store has just killed their dog.

“You no longer carry red bliss potato salad? Are you serious? What shall I do? How shall I live?”

Bliss (potato) free, apparently. We all have our crosses to bear, no?

#3: Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies Crisis

From Trader Joe’s Fearless Flyer:

Trader Joe’s Dress Circle Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip tj-crispy-cookiesCookies are bite-size cookies that definitely live up to their Crispy Crunchy moniker. They’re delish dunked in cold milk or hot tea, and downright dazzling crumbled over your favorite ice cream (we’re partial to French Vanilla). You can even crush them to make a choco-riffic pie crust – similar to a graham cracker crust, but choco-riffic.

Except . . .

They’re no longer choco-riffic. Truth is, they’re barely edible.

That’s because for the past six months (at least), they’ve been consistently overbaked/outright burnt.

Consequently, on more than one occasion we have approached various Trader Joeniks to register our dismay about the situation. Each time we’ve been met by sympathetic responses and no action.


Arise, ye Crispy Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies connoisseurs!

Make your voices heard!

Or abandon all hope of ever enjoying those crunchy cookielets again.

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9 Responses to The Sad Demise of Trader Joe’s Little Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Carol Rosemary Parker O'Reilly says:

    What about making a batch or 2 of Grandma Haversham’s chocolate chip cookies?
    1 batch might find the way to San Jose or Porkopolis
    The heck with Trader Joe’s!

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      Thank you for your suggestion, Carol Rosemary. The hardbaking staff has taken it under advisement.

  2. becomebetty says:

    Try Trader joes way more Chocolate chips cookies. I have a review on my website

    • Campaign Outsider says:

      Thanks, B-Betty. I just might.
      (BTW: Have you read Finding Betty Crocker by Susan Marks? I’m guessing you have.)

    • Matthew S. Meier says:

      Those are nowhere near as good as the dress circle. The chocolate they use isn’t even semi-sweet. They taste like milk chocolate. Boooo. Of course I’m talking about when the dress circle cookies are in their prime and not like the other 11 months of the year when they suck terribly.

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